The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training will be held as scheduled. After careful consideration of the Coronavirus situation and consultation with consignors and prospective buyers, the OBS Board of Directors determined holding the sale as scheduled is the proper course of action.
“We are mindful of the nature of the situation, and continue to monitor circumstances that may force a change in our position,” said OBS president Tom Ventura. “Certainly there is heightened awareness of the importance of proper hygiene and we are taking steps to follow recommended sanitary protocols.”
Steps taken by OBS to assure the well-being of all March Sale patrons include increased cleaning schedules and protocols, doors not required to be locked for security will remain open to eliminate the need for patrons to use the handles, and all OBS employees will be instructed to follow sanitary procedures, to stay home if sick and help patrons have as safe and healthy visit to the sale as possible.
For prospective buyers unable to attend the March Sale or unsure about traveling at this time, OBS will increase phone bid capacity.
The third and final Under Tack session will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th with Hip Numbers 455 – 681 scheduled to breeze. The March Sale itself is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 – 18, with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. In addition, walking videos of many of the horses in the March Sale may also be viewed in the OBS website’s Sortable Master Index at https://www.obssales.com/marpreview/2020/
For more information regarding the March Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.